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“Clean well run hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Garden Court Umhlanga

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Garden Court Umhlanga
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
67 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Clean well run hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

Combined business with pleasure spent four days including a weekend. Friendly helpful service from checkin onwards. Staff in restaurant d a good job and very helpful.
Good breakfast but please the hotel needs to offer better coffee, I enjoy good coffee and drank tea at breakfast rather than the coffee they had to offer.
Rooms clean and well serviced
Overall excellent value, conveniently located hotel near both Gateway, Umhlanga Village and the beach

Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
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36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

I stay here because of the relative closeness to the King Shaka Airport. The hotel check in is effiecient as well as the check out. Rooms are clean and good .

The only point of concern is for a business traveller arriving late the restaurant offers only buffet dinners in the evening. Ala Carte will be good to be served at the restaurant. Ala Carte is only served in the rooms.

Otherwise a well run hotel and better than staying in Durban if you need to catch a flight in the morning for the relative closeness.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

I stayed at this hotel for one night as i had a wedding in the area. The staff were friendly and efficient, and the hotel was very clean. My room was rather spacious and was very comfortable. Not sure if it's a hotel i would stay at for holiday purposes as it doesn't seem to offer much for the family. I would however recommend it for businessmen traveling.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kurtis89
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Gauteng
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

The hotel is located close to the Gateway shopping centre and while it is a clean modern hotel. The rooms were very compact and there was not enough space for my toddler to let free. It was a tight fit and there wasn't enough space for his stroller to fit in the room. This hotel is fine for families with older kids but those with younger kids may find it challenging.
The staff were friendly and helpful overall. Its great for business travel but not a family vacation.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank E_traveller28
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
75 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

Garden Court is amazing! It is a smart modern clean building near the Ocean. I slept well with the blackout curtains and the comfortable bed. The food is the best part-I don't think I have ever had Hotel food as good as this with a vast choice of buffet dishes on weekends. Even through I had a great time in the day, I couldn't wait to get back to this amazing hotel! You must stay here!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ashley W
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Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

stayed here for a weekend,checkin and checkin out was done in seconds,very friendly staff ,rooms were lovely with a beautifull bathroom,has a heated pool -pity we didnt carry our costumes ,breakfast was good with a large selections,waiters were so pretty and smart with their uniform,very close to gateway about a min ,will defineltly be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Wahida H
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Garden Court with our small children, and could not fault the hotel in any way. The kids loved the room, the pool and the breakfasts. The staff were helpful and friendly. The service was excellent.
The breakfasts were excellent and everyone enjoyed the daily treat of omelettes on tap!!
Swimming in the warm pool at night with the children was very special and something they will always remember.
Thank you for a FANTASTIC family holiday.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Garden Court Umhlanga

Property: Garden Court Umhlanga
Address: 7 Aurora Drive, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Umhlanga Rocks
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Umhlanga Rocks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden Court Umhlanga 3*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A contemporary interior design of fusing water features. The colours and textures of natural reed, sets the mood of the newly opened Garden Court uMhlanga. This hotel is ideally situated in uMhlanga Rocks. Within close proximity to the Gateway Shopping Centre and popular uMhlanga beaches. The hotel offers spacious guest areas with business and internet facilities to cater for business travelers.The hotel boasts a lush courtyard that offers guests a heated pool with a play-ledge for young children to enjoy. The gym facility on the 5th floor will ensure that health fanatics are also catered for. ... more   less 
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